In Traverse City, Michigan, there’s been a bit of a kerfluffle over a Veterans Day choir concert at a local church. As mlive.com reports:
[Pastor] David Walls decided to “censor” the concert three weeks ago over the objections of the church’s choir director.
Walls told the paper that the prayer was rejected because the church did not want to offend their congregation and military veterans they planned to honor that day…
Walls told the paper the prayer was “in Arabic, addressed to Allah, with references to Muhammad for an event that was intended to honor veterans.” The prayer was to be led by an Islamic leader from Grand Rapids.
The decision reportedly offended a Traverse City West Senior High student of Muslim faith who was in the choir. On the flip side, an NMC college trustee, Doug Bishop, told the paper he would have been offended at having to observe the prayer.
Somebody should lock Jehovah and Allah in a room to duke it out between themselves so the rest of us can have some peace.